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CDC Grants to Public Health Departments Will Address COVID-19 Disparities; Informational Calls March 30

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced an initiative to invest $2.25 billion over two years to address COVID-19-related health disparities and advance health equity among populations that are high risk and underserved, including racial and ethnic minority groups and people living in rural areas.  

Under the initiative, the CDC will provide grants to state and local public health departments to improve testing and contact tracing capabilities; develop innovative mitigation and prevention resources and services; improve data collection and reporting; build, leverage, and expand infrastructure support; and mobilize partners and collaborators to advance health equity and address social determinants of health as they relate to COVID-19.   

On March 30 at noon and 3 p.m. (PT). the CDC will host informational calls to discuss the Notice of Funding Opportunity. More information is available on the CDC’s website.